Nick Davy doubled up by winning both the vets and handicap competitions at Horsham this week.
A cracking warm summer evening greeted the riders with light winds and fast conditions.
In the scratch Maurice experienced a series of calamities involving breaking skinsuits, traffic hold-ups and general lateness but the fast conditions still allowed a 21:13.
On-theme Nick also finished second, prompting OCD theories on his results.
Matt Peel produced a strong performance with a 22:49 and we hope to see him competing in more opens soon.
At a ripe 69 years of age Stuart Metcalfe PB'ed. Keep going at this rate and you'll have the 10 competition record by the time you're 90, Stuart.
In the handicap comp this week everyone was slower, but then we were comparing to times done on an 8.8 mile circuit! Incidentally the Horsham 10 is now a tad long with the extra roundabout, more like a 10.1... The leaderboard was tight with all riders within a minute or so with each other.
|Rider||Time||Handicap diff||Handicap Pos|
In the womens class it was Michelle ahead of Cat.
Cat was the only road bike rider this week (that I know of, no-one wrote an R next to their name and I was still trying to extract myself from my skinsuit!), the faster DC course more of an aero penalty than at Horne, which can be seen in the handicap result also.
In the vets most riders were pluses this week, we can forgive Richard Bailey for piloting a trike as the huge hole it punches through the air is worth a few seconds for all passing riders.
|Rider||Time||Vet Std||Vet Time||V Pos|
Lots of riders missed out on great conditions this week, don't miss out next week as with the impending roadworks we may not be able to run on Horsham many times this season.
|Phil Headen||East Surrey Road Club||0:27:37|
|Alex Bishy||Private||DNF (off course?)|